Robert Lewis ‘Bobby’ Simpson


Robert Lewis “Bobby” Simpson, 77 of Edinburgh, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis.

He was born Feb. 25, 1939, in Columbia, Kentucky. He was the son of Coy L. and Edith (Burton) Simpson. He married Judy (Burton) Simpson on June 29, 1957, in Edinburgh.

He is survived by his wife; and children, Jeff (Rhonda) Simpson and Pam (Jim) Burton, both of Edinburgh, Phyllis (Sam) Wiser of Franklin and Greg (Jhaunna) Simpson of Edinburgh. He also is survived by his two brothers, Osbert Simpson and Luther Simpson, both of Edinburgh; and two sisters, Phyllis Allison of Edinburgh and May Grant of Glasgow, Kentucky. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Andie Simpson, Chris (Sheila) Simpson, Josh (Heather) Burton, Sam (Rahchelle) Burton, Robert T. (Wildari) Wiser, Lewis (Cherie) Wiser, Cherl Burton, Gregory Simpson, Steven Simpson, Milton Simpson, Jesse (Murphy) Simpson and Robert “Bobby” Simpson; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was loved by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

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He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Clifton Simpson; and two granddaughters, Tamela Wiser and Grason Simpson; a grandson, Joshua David (Simpson) Lentz; and a great-grandson, Jasper Simpson.

He attended the Bloomington School in Adair County, Kentucky. He was the oldest member of the Double Y Saddle Club.

He owned and operated the Simpson’s Body Shop for 47 years.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports, gardening, history, working with dogs and horses, storytelling, westerns and spending quality time with family.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Lewis Burton at Who So Ever Will Community Church in Edinburgh. Calling will be from 2 until 9 p.m. today at the church and from 10 a.m. until the of service at the church. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.

Arrangements made by Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Edinburgh Park and Recreation to be used for purchasing pool passes for Edinburgh children who are in need. We do this in honor of our husband, father and grandfather because he loved children.